How Campaigns Make Our Government More Partisan

Yes, politics will always have big debates and strong contrasts, as it should: Voters deserve a real choice. And once elected, politicians have the right to act in line with their campaign promises.

But our politics can also be about something else, something bigger: Creating a better life for all Americans. 

Let's participate in making that the story of our politics. 

President Obama's Eulogy of Nelson Mandela: Lessons from Madiba

President Obama's Eulogy of Nelson Mandela: Lessons from Madiba

This morning, tens of thousands packed a Johannesburg soccer stadium for the memorial service to honor Nelson Mandela. The event was attended by South Africans who no longer know "the oppression of one by another," and by world leaders who look to Mandela as an inspiration and model. One of those leaders is President Barack Obama.

President Obama's first political act was inspired by Mandela, when as a young man he participated in a demonstration against apartheid. This morning, Obama eulogized Mandela.

The President pulled out several lessons from Mandela's life that we can all learn from